Mission


Trees New York’s mission is to plant, preserve and protect New York City’s urban forest through education and community participation.

Trees New York was founded in 1976 as a volunteer response to New York City’s devastating cutbacks in forestry and tree-related community services. Trees New York has 45 years of experience in community tree planting, stewardship and education projects. Since its founding, Trees New York has trained over 13,500 Citizen Pruners and 9,000 youth in tree care and stewardship. In the past 10 years, Trees New York has planted over 5,000 trees in underserved communities throughout New York City.